Fendi wins damages, Saks lightens the mood, Ginza loses its lustre, LVMH and Parsons, Drape and shape

Fendi Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Fendi

Fendi Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Fendi

Burlington Coat Factory Ordered To Pay Damages To Fendi (Business Insider)
“Federal Judge Leonard Sand in New York ruled Monday that Burlington Coat Factory knowingly violated Italian fashion company Fendi’s trademarks, and awarded the luxury brand treble damages.”

A Campaign to Leaven the Mood (NY Times)
“The Saks campaign is indicative of a trend on Madison Avenue to evoke elements of the dire days of the Depression to signal to consumers an understanding of what they are going through today.”

Legendary Ginza district loses some of its lustre (Luxuo)
“As the country struggles to raise itself out of the global economic downturn, companies such as LV and Gucci are downsizing or leaving Ginza, their former properties quickly snapped up by the growing trend of ‘fast fashion’ houses.”

LVMH & Parsons Introduce Young Designers (Vanity Fair)
“[LVMH] recently joined forces with Parsons The New School for Design to create one of the world’s most sustainable designs: a generation of students with a newfound understanding and dedication to craft.”

Draped to Be Shaped (IHT)
“There was nothing mawkish or funereal about the atmosphere at the weekend shows — rather they were a celebration of the individuality that produces imaginative talent.”